Paper 2022/034

From Privacy-Only to Simulatable OT: Black-Box, Round-Optimal, Information-theoretic

Varun Madathil, Chris Orsini, Alessandra Scafuro, and Daniele Venturi

Abstract

We present an information-theoretic transformation from any 2-round OT protocol with only game-based security in the presence of malicious adversaries into a 4-round (which is known to be optimal) OT protocol with simulation-based security in the presence of malicious adversaries. Our transform is the first satisfying all of the following properties at the same time: – It is in the plain model, without requiring any setup assumption. – It only makes black-box usage of the underlying OT protocol. – It is information-theoretic, as it does not require any further cryptographic assumption (besides the existence of the underlying OT protocol). Additionally, our transform yields a cubic improvement in communication complexity over the best previously known transformation.

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Publication info
Published elsewhere. MINOR revision.Conference on Information-Theoretic Cryptography (ITC 2022)
Keywords
oblivious transfermalicious securityplain modelround-optimalblack-box
Contact author(s)
vrmadath @ ncsu edu
History
2022-04-30: revised
2022-01-14: received
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Short URL
https://ia.cr/2022/034
License
Creative Commons Attribution
CC BY

BibTeX

@misc{cryptoeprint:2022/034,
      author = {Varun Madathil and Chris Orsini and Alessandra Scafuro and Daniele Venturi},
      title = {From Privacy-Only to Simulatable OT: Black-Box, Round-Optimal, Information-theoretic},
      howpublished = {Cryptology ePrint Archive, Paper 2022/034},
      year = {2022},
      note = {\url{https://eprint.iacr.org/2022/034}},
      url = {https://eprint.iacr.org/2022/034}
}
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